This anthology of newly commissioned texts presents a series of detailed examples of the different kinds of knowledge production that have recently emerged within the field of curatorial practice.
The first volume of its kind to provide an overview of the theme of research within contemporary curating, Curating Research marks a new phase in developments of the profession globally.
Consisting of case studies and contextual analyses by curators, artists, critics and academics, including Hyunjoo Byeon, Carson Chan and Joanna Warsza, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Olga Fernandez Lopez, Kate Fowle, Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Liam Gillick, Georgina Jackson, Sidsel Nelund, Simon Sheikh, Henk Slager, tranzit.hu, Jelena Vestic, Marion von Osten and Vivian Ziherl, and edited by curators Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson, the book is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the current state of art and in the intersection between research and curating that underlies exhibition-making today.
"This insightful collection of essays expands the notion of the ‘curatorial’ in multiple directions by exposing the intrinsic interconnectedness of research to the process of exhibition making, but also introduces the (art) exhibition as a tool and site of research. Making accessible the fundamental relationship between curating, the curatorial and the process of research, this book will serve as a key reference, not only for scholars and students of art and curating, but for anyone who is interested in the theory and practice of curating itself, and in the potential of curating as research based activity." —Ute Meta Bauer
Published by Open Editions, 2015
Softcover, 264 pages, 8.4 × 6.2 inches